The Living F.R.E.E. Lab is a research group focused on developing, implementing, and evaluating interventions for those who live at the intersection of having disordered eating and obesity.
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We have some great people working with Living F.R.E.E. Lab.
Our team is comprised of social work and public health researchers, and graduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill.
We work hard to conduct research to improve eating behaviors.
Our most recent projects have been focused on reducing binge eating and preventing weight gain in Black women experiencing obesity.
We are always looking for people to become involved in the work at Living F.R.E.E. Lab.
Interested in participating in one of our research studies? Interested in joining the Living F.R.E.E. Lab team?
NEWS FROM THE LAB
Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) Conference
The Health Equity SIG Presents: Pilot of Appetite Awareness Intervention to Improve Weight Loss Maintenance for Racially Diverse Adults with Emotional Eating (SATISFY Study) The Society of Behavioral Medicine’s 44th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions
Unpacking Diabetes Medications: Uses and Misuses
Approximately 11.3% of Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes, a condition in which insulin resistance results in blood sugar dysregulation, with symptoms including vision loss, delayed healing of sores, and heart disease.1 Preventing disease progression
From Binge Eating to Type 2 Diabetes: Understanding the Potential Link
Over 30 million Americans suffer from type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D), comprising the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.1 In recent years, researchers have observed a relationship between eating disorders, most commonly
The Feasibility of a Binge Eating Intervention in Black Women with Obesity
The purpose of this study was to examine the feasibility of Appetite Awareness Training in a sample of Black women with overweight and obesity.
Reducing Binge Eating to Prevent Weight Gain in Black Women: A Pilot Study
The purpose of this study is to examine if Appetite Awareness Training has the potential to reduce binge eating and prevent weight gain over 6 months.
Exploring the “Why” Behind the Binge Eating Behaviors of Black Women
The purpose of this study is to examine the factors affecting the binge eating behaviors of Black women.